Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Malaise 3



Don't let appearances fool you, this doohickey here has given me headaches....

This weekend my mp3 player decided to give me the shock of a lifetime by not turning on even after I had tried to reboot it several times. I tried and tried, decided to ask the folks at the Geek Squad if they can retrieve that data but after hearing they charge $150 for just checking and they said usually in the case of mp3 players it's a lost cause; I was like "Screw it!"
So just after my usual nightly lap around the house wearing nothing by my goat skin loin cloth, dini ya msambwa hat, I sang the usual songs of glory and beat the drum I used when we used to parade down Moi Avenue every Sunday morning in our blue and white uniforms; I tried again. And lo and behold! It worked! Bwana Asifiwe! Rest assured I am now backing up the last tracks that I didnt back up before it goes down for good this time and saving for an i-pod while I am at it!


Moving on, there are some people in this wonderful world of ours who seem to see the world through their view and their view only. Let me give you an example, if you live here in the States you will realize that there is alot of institutionalized racism that has been part and parcel of society for centuries. But if you go to those in power and confront them with the statistics and everyday anecdotes that say otherwise, they shall just read you their script that says that isn't the case and that they are doing the best job they can blah blah blah (yes these idiots do love the sound of their own voice). It even gets worse when those in power say everything is just fine and when push comes to shove they say that it is those who are complaining that are part of the problem. Yes I know some of you do know someone who fits that last point to a T. Sadly most of the time we have to grin and tolerate the tomfoolery of such people but I encourage all of you to break the peace once in a while and even if they don't listen, tell them............

21 comments:

Archer said...

First! Off to read!

aegeus said...

Seco! Archer umetoka waa?

Archer said...

Aco kumbe you're a member of Jeshi la Wokovu? Those fellows who walk around Nairobi beating drums on Sunday mornings and interrupting our peaceful alcohol induced slumber?

That photo...some people do need a nice hot mug of that. I know a few.

Half 'n' half said...

Racism, No comment. Too annoying

Now, paka mweusi! dini ya msambwa?
Enjoy your week!

Jo said...

1. Aco, save for an I-phone..

2. Gotta love American Patriotism!

Acolyte said...

@ archer
Yes I was one of dem drum beating fellows!
Do share the pic with them!
@ aegeus
Guess someone beat you too it!
@ half n half
Racism is just one of the examples, think a bit closer to home too.
@ jo
I'm not a phone person, american patriotism is just one of the examples; there are some examples that are far too close to home to even mention.

Nakeel said...

And the way the look got me smiling pole hope the Ipod comes your way soon.
Dini ya msambwa are they those guys who pray near a flag? Aiiggh.

egm said...

Ah, more of Aco the drum beater!

As for racism, my experience on Friday just showed it's still very much a reality!

Acolyte said...

@ nakeel
Slow but sure is how things are going to be done.
@ egm
Racism is one of the few things people are in denial about in this day and age.

mocha! said...

LOL....aki save for that i-pod.

As for racism....no comment!

3N said...

I have had irreconcilable arguments w/ friends on racism. I do not understand how anyone ignores institutional racism in the US and puts blame on individuals claiming racism.
That notion of if some people have overcome then everyone should be able to; is pure BS.

Bomseh said...

Dini ya Msambwa? You sure it is not the Roho Msalapa? That ban shud be lifted and let the members face the Mungiki.

phassie said...

I agree with you aco, people are in denial big time. I, unfortunately, have accepted it as part of life. Penda usipenede.

Anyhoo, one a gadjet goes bad, it is down hill from there.!

Movie Buff said...

Mine also kataad to show the music I had on there and the customer support did not do much to help.

It works now.... and I love it.
I bought a second MP3 player... same make.. CREATIVE.... i dont know why... but I love 'em!

Majonzi said...

wimbo za dini :), I can see a boy went back to his roots!!

those viewing the world through only their view, need to change their lens!

mama shady said...

monday malaise kweli!goat skin loin cloth...;)on mp3 players, ive really debated about buying one as more than one person i know has had theirs conk out.So for now, i'll just keep to my old skool gadgetry!
institutional racism...we've had some mild wave of political correctness kinda sweeping through where i am and so many people are walking on egg shells trying not to say 'black coffee or white'. but yeah, iko iko.

Kayliz said...

Hmmmm, my experience with racism is quite weird. I knew white hate exists but black hate from non 'african americans'(i.e. mkenya tuseme) I didnt think existed, till my cousin lived in Holland for a while and came back preaching black power....which was quite funny, actually.
I laugh at racism, even when directed at me. Racists are stupid.

Ichiena said...

Gadgets - Told you my flashdisk crashed the other day...1GB of information. Not backed up. For 3 months. Perhaps I should also beat a drum.

Racism. It's like denying the holocaust or tribalism these sides - you know you look at the denying party and kosa words.

Klara said...

Racism is Like tribalism so deep rooted in da society n yet so deamin n annoyin!
Pole about ur gadget..

farmgal said...

Kumbes sio mimi pekee..my mp3 player wont just come on! I've been meaning to get a replacement..sijui someone gives me a belated b'day prezzie

aegeus said...

You have the luck of the Irish man. Back it up and get a replacement - once it hiccups, next time it gets like cold and it only progresses from there!